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Duodecim. 2009;125(22):2514-20.

[Video-EEG in epilepsy diagnostics--when and why?].

[Article in Finnish]

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  • 1KYS:n kliinisen neurofysiologian yksikkö, KYS kuvantamiskeskus, Kuopio.


Video-EEG (V-EEG) refers to the recording of video picture simultaneously with EEG. A major part of epilepsy patients have to be diagnosed without V-EEG. For a patient having recurrent seizures, the aim is to accomplish V-EEG recording during a seizure. Of the indications of V-EEG, the most important one is diagnosis and differential diagnosis of epilepsy. V-EEG is able to differentiate epileptic seizures from cardiogenic seizures, motor disorders or functional seizures, for example. Essential clinical indications include a more exact classification of epilepsies, evaluation of therapeutic response, and localization of the seizure focus prior to epilepsy surgery.

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